Faculty

rachelRachel Miller

Professor/Studio Head of Textiles

“Rachel Miller is an artist, educator, design consultant and researcher from New York. She received her MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA in Crafts/ Fiber at the University of the Arts. As a former faculty member at Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Miller has lectured on textile design, fiber and material studies, and sustainable design.”

Janelle Guthrie (maternity leave)

Studio Technologist

“Janelle is a fibre artist and textile consultant who has been working with textiles for over ten years. She studied at the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College.  Janelle primarily works with felt and natural dyes; currently researching and exploring the relationship between natural and synthetic dyes, and the impact they have environmentally, economically and socially.”

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Studio Technologist

“Kate Jackson works with fragile embroidery – embroidering on materials often thought too weak to withstand needle and thread. She has completed residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta and at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Kate shows her work nationally and internationally and has received awards and grants for her art; most recently a Craft Projects Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and a Visual Arts Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.”

sharonSharon Epstein

Professor

“Fiber artist Sharon Epstein was trained at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and has attended the Banff Centre of Fine Arts, Canada. Her printed and stitched textiles have been exhibited in Britain and North America and she has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria Albert Museum in London  and the Skirball museum in Los Angeles.”

s08Thea Haines

Professor

“Thea Haines is an artist and textile designer, who currently teaches textile design at Sheridan College, and numerous workshops in and around Hamilton. Her studio practice revolves around the use of natural dyes as an aspect of sustainable textile craft production – the focus of her 2012 MA thesis at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.”

isabelIsabel Stukator

Professor

“Isabel Stukator is a graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design and started her career as a designer in a wallpaper studio. She freelanced as a surface designer in the home decor industry before moving into apparel textiles. Her work was included in collections for Ambiance Designs, Imperial Wall coverings and Take Two Textiles.”

 

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Meghan Price

Professor

“Meghan Price holds a degree in Textile Construction from the The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2003) and an MFA from Concordia University (2009). She is represented by Katzman Contemporary in Toronto and designs jacquard woven textiles for String Theory.”

 

saskia Saskia Wassing

Professor

“Saskia Wassing is a textile artist and designer trained at Glasgow School of Art in the embroidered and woven textile department. Using drawing as the starting point of her textile explorations, Saskia creates colourful narratives about the world around her.”